There are so many links I come across and there is not enough time to write longer posts about all of them. Borrowing an idea from Ben Dowdy and his Misfill feature at The Pen Addict, I have started sharing these links in a blog post with a short description about why each article is interesting for authors.
- Attack Surface: audiobook for the third Little Brother book (Kickstarter)- Cory Doctorow is crowdfunding the production and release of his new book. In his classic style, the campaign highlights both the economic possibility of working directly with fans and the political activism needs to challenge the default use of DRM. Backers receive files on October 13th, the same day as the release of the hardcover edition.
- Ryan and Niki Papadopoulos Go Inside Writing About Stoicism (Ask Daily Stoic) – Ryan Holiday talks with his editor and the editorial director at Portfolio, Niki Papadopoulos. I like this one, because you don’t hear a conversation like this very often.
- Why did the Ludlow Typograph Company see an 800% increase in sales to printing companies in 1919 (What They Think) – In doing research on the history of Ludlow Typograph Company, Frank Romano found a huge increase in sales to printing companies during the influenza pandemic. Why? Printing companies were doing well because everyone was reading. This start fueled a decade of growth for the industry. Is there another corollary to today?
- An Exercise to Help Your Team Overcome the Trauma of the Pandemic (Harvard Business Review) – My friend Davia Larson has a new article in HBR about using storytelling to recover and grow from challenging events.
- The Mind of John McPhee (New York Times) – This 2017 profile of the non-fiction writer and teacher is wonderful.